January 18, 2007
Entrepreneurs are the ones sleeping on the floor
I was walking through a retail business with the owner and saw some bedding in the back office. “Working late?” I asked.
He explained that late one night he found his front door locks inoperable. He couldn’t purchase a replacement at that hour, and didn’t want to pay emergency rates for a locksmith, so he had his wife drop off some bedding and he slept on the floor.
As you grow a business you learn to delegate. You give other people some of the chores you used to do yourself. You become a manager. But in times of crisis you can distinguish managers and entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs will sleep on the floor.